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“Like walking up to heaven” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
02-621-2280
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Ranked #11 of 218 Attractions in Bangkok
4.5 of 5 stars 1,206 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This temple is known for the Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong, a high hill that offers stunning views at its summit over Rattanakosin Island.
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“Like walking up to heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The Golden mount is a must see while in Bangkok. There are stairs that go around the mount, when you first start your journey you go through beautiful foliage making it feel like you are in a rainforest. As you get near the top and are peering around the stairs light will shine in your eyes making you feel like you are walking "towards the light." Once you get to the top there are some Buddhas and a little gift store in the temple area and then you take a very narrow staircase to the Golden Mount. The view of Bangkok is great and the Golden Pagoda is huge. It is a great place to stop for about an hour.

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“Bangkok city panorama”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

i dont mind the walk, or the traffic to get to the gate of Golden Mountain. They worth it. under the city's bodhi trees, bringing inner peace and comfort. my personal spot in any season. but can be difficult during the rain. so check the weather before you go.

Visited October 2012
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“It's not a mountain but it's worth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's a little hill in flat Bangkok and after climbing it you find yourself in....a mountain. That is because Bangkok is flat, very flat. From the Temple on its top it's possible to see the whole Bangkok. The rtemple itself is inspiring, beautiful. Do not miss it....make an offer.

Visited January 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Golden Mount there are more Temples which you should visit first but from the Golden Mount you do get a decent view of the city also use it as a land mark to go on water taxis in the Main Khlong (canal)

Visited March 2012
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“5.5 tons of Gold”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Apart from the amazing amount of gold here - 5.5 tons of it....the overall experience is not exceptional. Steep steps - but if you are handicapped there is an elevator available (you'll have to ask for directions). Neighborhood is adjacent to Chinatown - but not particularly picturesque. The Temple enshrining the Golden Buddah itself is not "ancient" - but fairly new - refurbished a few years ago - worth a visit if you have the time, but I'd place this one a few rungs done on the must see list if you have limited time

Visited January 2013
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